FORE151-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023

Commercial Aspects of Forestry

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023

Description

Evaluating forestry sector performance at the business and industry level. An introduction to the key commercial disciplines as they are applied to forestry. Understanding methods to assess the value of forests in providing timber and non-timber benefits. Identifying the strategic choices and issues facing the commercial forestry sector.

This course will provide an introduction to the key commercial disciplines used in forestry. Analysis tools will be applied to evaluate forestry sector performance at the business and industry level. The course will introduce methods to assess the value of forests in providing timber and non-timber benefits, and identify the strategic choices and issues facing the commercial forestry sector.

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this course a student will be able to:

- Analyse and interpret the information contained in financial statements. Be able to interpret other information in Annual Reports.
- Use micro- and macro-economic concepts to analyse the forestry sector.
- Identify and assess key future drivers of the forestry sector, from a strategic viewpoint. Appreciate the role of strategic analysis in the forestry sector
- Understand traditional and modern Maori uses of forests and wood.
- Demonstrate the use of core skills in numeracy, written communication and critical thinking, through carrying out analysis using Excel, and reporting on results

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Biculturally competent and confident

Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 10:00 F1 Lectorial
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 A9 Lecture Theatre
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 A9 Lecture Theatre
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 14:00 - 16:00 Forestry 252 Computer Lab
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 11:00 - 13:00 Rehua 008 Computer Lab
20 Feb - 26 Mar
1 May - 4 Jun

Lecturers

David Evison and Andres Katz

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Written Report 20%
Written Report 20%
Mid-Term Test 20%
Mid-Year Exam 40%

Notes

Learn is used to communicate with students and for posting and submission of assignments. Additional information on additional reference material will be provided at the commencement of the course.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,030.00

International fee $5,250.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Forestry .

All FORE151 Occurrences

  • FORE151-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023